Librivox recording of The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, by Daniel Defoe.
The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders is a 1722 novel by Daniel Defoe.
Defoe wrote this after his work as a journalist and pamphleteer. By 1722, Defoe had become recognized as a novelist, with the success of Robinson Crusoe in 1719. His political work was tapering off at this point, due to the fall of both Whig and Tory party leaders with whom he had been associated; Robert Walpole was beginning his rise, and Defoe was never fully at home with the Walpole group.
Defoe’s Whig views are nevertheless evident in the story of Moll. The full title of the novel tells part of its story: “The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, Etc. Who was born in Newgate, and during a life of continu’d Variety for Threescore Years, besides her Childhood, was Twelve Year a Whore, five times a Wife (whereof once to her own brother), Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon in Virginia, at last grew Rich, liv’d Honest and died a Penitent. Written from her own Memorandums.”
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January 22, 2019 Subject:
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April 13, 2015 Subject:
If you don't like someone's voice then why don't you volunteer to read it?! or why not be a good community member and send Jemma Blythe some medicinal over the counter throat spray? This is a free service, and all volunteers read for free. Volunteering is a precious and time consuming thing, have some respect and gratefulness for it. You can always but it from the internet anywhere from 15usd and upwards. many of us can't afford to pay for audiobooks.
September 1, 2008 Subject:
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Jemma Blythe's voice at times getS rather raspy..It is really rather painful to listen to at times.